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Ryan Jacobsen

Ryan Jacobsen, CEO

Ryan Jacobsen, of Easton, is the CEO for FCFB.

Jacobsen is no stranger to Farm Bureau or agriculture. He is the fourth generation of two Fresno County farm families and previously served as FCFB's issues coordinator and as the organization's membership coordinator, beginning in 2004.

Jacobsen is a honors graduate of California State University, Fresno with a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree in animal science. While at Fresno State, Jacobsen served two terms as associated student body president and was recognized as the College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology Dean's Medalist and Craig School of Business Graduate Dean's Medalist.

He currently serves as president of the Fresno Irrigation District Board of Directors, secretary/treasurer of the Kings River Water Association and president of the Rotary Club of Fresno. He is also the host of the television show, Valley's Gold, which provides a behind-the-scenes look of the California agricultural industry.

Ryan is married to Ashley, and they have three sons: Maverick, Ranger and Trooper.

Kayleena Speakman, Operations Manager

Kayleena Speakman, of Clovis, is the Communications and Operations Manager for FCFB.

Speakman came to FCFB in August 2019 with experience in communications, marketing and public relations. She graduated from Fresno State with her bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Journalism with an emphasis in Broadcasting. She formally worked as a television reporter, as well as a communications specialist at a business non-profit.

Additionally, she has experience working in politics as a campaign manager for a few county-wide races.

Jennifer Smith, Member Relations Manager

Jennifer Smith, of Sanger, is the Member Relations Manager for FCFB.

Smith came to FCFB in February 2020 with experience in agricultural sales and marketing. She graduated from Fresno State with her bachelor's degree in agriculture business. Smith is the daughter of third generation Sanger-area farmer. Growing up, she loved spending summer days at her family's ranch, getting to see first-hand how much work goes into day-to-day activities on the farm. These experiences gave her a love and respect for agriculture early on in life.